Join our bilingual family in rural Wicklow, Ireland

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a German/Irish family w 4 young children who live on a family farm. We have had lots of Aupairs and students over the years to help us with our busy family, animals, gardens and general farm maintenance. Your duties will include feeding livestock (lambs, chickens and pigs), looking after the vegetable patches, maintenance work indoors and outdoors, maintaining the garden, walking the dogs, etc.
    We are field sport enthusiasts, we are always keen to share our love of all Wicklow wild foods with our travelers. We have always offered travelers a warm, fun welcome to Ireland. Our experience is mostly with German travelers in the past, and we have always enjoyed the language exchanges. NOTE: Accommodation suitable for 2 travelers!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a bilingual German/Irish family loving living in the countryside. David is Irish and grew up on the land, he loves getting stuck into work and play in the outdoors in every way. Alex is German and loves her vegetables, animals (and her family). Our 4 children are ages 14 and younger. They are always keen to meet travelers and will help you settle into your stay here.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We have an established our vegetable garden, which includes some outdoor patches as well as a polytunnel. We are forever digging patches as well as doing maintenance work of feeding, watering, etc.
    We also require help with feeding our animals which include chickens, a few pigs, and our dogs.
    Further, we sometimes may ask for help with general house work and child minding.
    And if you are a native German speaker, we are always excited to hear you speak German to our children to help them practice.

    While it is useful to have some previous experience with most tasks we are very happy to help you learn while we do.
    NOTE: Our place is ideally suited to 2 WorkAway travelers staying together.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Staying in a self catering cottage adjacent to the house. Own bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and bedrooms. Heated by wood fired stove. Wood provided. There is plenty of space here, and we are happy to accept 2 WorkAway travelers staying together.
    You will receive provision to make own meals. Feel free to join us in the house for time together, though.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You are always welcome into our house where we have Wifi access and TV. We live 5km from Brittas Bay beach, 8km from beautiful historic Wicklow Town, Kilmacurragh Arboretum, Glendalough, trains to Dublin and other fab amenities. You can walk on the farm and in the local forestry. Bicycle available. And we can work out lifts to Wicklow.
    We are a busy family and tend to be away in the mornings. Afternoons are filled with homework, cooking, children's hobbies, etc. They like mountain biking, hockey, tennis, football, swimming, arts and general play. Your job is mostly working on the land or in the gardens, but we always welcome you into the house. Alex will give you a hand when she is around, but you will also be asked to work away on your own. You will never be bored with so many people around.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We are very open to hosting those who wish to continue their own projects during their stay with us. As we are rural in Ireland our fixed broadband and WiFi is not great.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 688623252118

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